After reports that the FBI managed to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without the help of Apple, Apple is now the one that needs the FBI’s assistance. “The responsible thing for the government to do is privately disclose the vulnerability to Apple so they can continue hardening security on their devices,” said Justin Olsson, product counsel at security software maker AVG Technologies. However, many experts in the field believe that the government isn’t legally obligated to provide the information to Apple. As mentioned in Los Angeles Times, this creates a new ethical dilemma: Should tech companies be made aware of flaws in their products, or should law enforcement be able to deploy those bugs as crime-fighting tools?
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